There are 6 ways to get from Qingdao to Kunming by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Qingdao (TAO) to Kunming (KMG) TAO - KMG

$70 - $366

Cheapest option

Train China Railways K-Class  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Qingdao to Tengzhou Z272
  2. Take the train from Tengzhou to Kunming K492

$53 - $63

4 alternative options

Train China Railways G-Class  •  18 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Qingdao to Qufu East G290
  2. Take the train from Qufu East to Kunming South Jinan-Kunming

$196 - $247

Bus  •  40 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Qingdao to Jinan
  2. Take the bus from Jinan to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
  4. Take the bus from Fuyuan to Kunming

$144 - $207

Train China Railways K-Class #2  •  2 days 1 h

  1. Take the train from Qingdao to Gaomi G276 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gaomi to Kunming K878

$61 - $68

Drive  •  25 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Qingdao to Kunming 1599 miles

$230 - $340

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Qingdao to Kunming is to train which costs ¥360 - ¥440 and takes 2 days 0 h.

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The quickest way to get from Qingdao to Kunming is to fly which costs ¥470 - ¥2600 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Qingdao to Kunming. However, there are services departing from Qingdao and arriving at Kunming via Jinan, Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station and Fuyuan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 12 min.

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The distance between Qingdao and Kunming is 2083 km. The road distance is 2558.4 km.

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The best way to get from Qingdao to Kunming without a car is to train which takes 18 h 46 min and costs ¥1300 - ¥1700.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Qingdao to Kunming, including transfers.

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Qingdao to Kunming bus services, operated by China Bus Guide, depart from Qingdao station.

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The best way to get from Qingdao to Kunming is to fly which takes 5 h 59 min and costs ¥470 - ¥2600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ¥1300 - ¥1700 and takes 18 h 46 min, you could also bus, which costs ¥950 - ¥1500 and takes 40 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Qingdao to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 1302 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Qingdao, China and Kunming, China?

China Eastern Airlines, Shandong Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Qingdao to Kunming hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Qingdao to Kunming via Qingdao Zhan, Qingdao, Qufu East, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 18 h 46 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Nanchang
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Hangzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Beijing
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Nanjing
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Changzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Jingdezhen
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Quzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Hongtu Airlines
Website
redair.cn
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Changzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Zhengzhou
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Qingdao to Kunming via Wuhan
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Qingdao to Qufu East
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$35 - $45
1st Class Seat
$55 - $70
Business Class Seat
$110 - $130
Train from Qufu East to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
13 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$170 - $200
1st Class Seat
$280 - $320
Business Class Seat
$500 - $650
Train from Qingdao to Gaomi
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$11 - $13
1st Class Seat
$17 - $19
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
China Railways Z-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Qingdao to Tengzhou
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$11 - $17
Hard Sleeper
$23 - $40
Soft Sleeper
$35 - $50
China Railways K-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Tengzhou to Kunming
Ave. Duration
39 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42 - $45
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$42 - $45
Hard Sleeper
$77 - $82
Soft Sleeper
$120 - $135
Train from Gaomi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
46 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $54
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
Hard Seat
$50 - $51
Hard Sleeper
$90 - $95
Soft Sleeper
$140 - $150
Bus operators
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Qingdao to Jinan
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Guizhou Transportation
Website
qjt.gov.cn
Bus from Jinan to Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Guizhou Jinyang Bus Station to Fuyuan
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation
Bus from Fuyuan to Kunming
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
Guizhou Transportation
Book at
Guizhou Transportation

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